In total, the two sides met 93 times since 1924, of which Hamburger SV won 59 games and FC St. Pauli won 20 games. Earlier games between Hamburger SV, its predecessors SC Germania, Hamburger FC and FC Falke 1906, and St. Pauli TV are not counted here. Hamburger SV was formed from a merger in 1919, and FC St. Pauli was formed as a separate football side through a divorce with St. Pauli TV in 1924.History
Hamburger SV was founded in 1919 when SC Germania of 1887, Hamburger FC of 1888 and FC Falke 1906 merged (the date of foundation is given as 1887). FC St. Pauli emerged in 1924 as a spin-off from the Hamburg St. Pauli Turnverein in the course of the so-called clean divorce. After its foundation, Hamburger SV rose to become the largest club in the city, and after the Second World War, FC St. Pauli replaced Eimsbütteler TV as a competitor of "HSV".
The first match was played on 19 October 1924 in the "Alsterkreis-Liga", Hamburger SV won this match 3-1 and HSV had the upper hand also in the return match, when they won 9-0. The first win for FC St. Pauli, whose nickname is "Kiezkicker", came on 19 October 1930, when they won 1-0 in their first encounter in the "Oberliga Hamburg". Matches between Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli were played almost every year before the two sides parted ways after the Bundesliga was founded in 1963: HSV became the record champions of the Oberliga Nord in the Bundesliga, while FC St. Pauli played in the Regionalliga Nord. In 1974, they moved up to the newly founded 2. Bundesliga and in 1977, they succeeded in advancing to the Bundesliga, making this the first Hamburg city derby to be held in the Bundesliga. In the previous season, the 1976/77 season, HSV won the 1976-77 European Cup Winners' Cup and was therefore considered the favourite. Nevertheless, FC St. Pauli won the match in the Volksparkstadion, the home ground of HSV, 2-0. The return match was also played in the Hamburger SV stadium, although FC St. Pauli was the home team. HSV won this match 3-2, and FC St. Pauli retired from the Bundesliga at the end of the 1977/78 season. The next clash occurred in the 1986/87 season, when Hamburger SV played FC St. Pauli in the DFB Cup. HSV won 6-0 in their own stadium.
From 1988 to 1991, from 1995 to 1997 and in the 2001-02 season, FC St. Pauli played in the Bundesliga again, playing the city derbies, in which they had home rights, in the Volksparkstadion. Out of a total of 12 games, they were unable to win any of them (five draws, seven defeats). After FC St. Pauli was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the 2001-02 season, they even had to play in the Regionalliga Nord in 2003. In 2007 FC St. Pauli returned to the 2. Bundesliga, and in 2010 the "Kiezkickers" finally made it back to the Bundesliga. The first leg on 19 October 2010 was the first game since 1962 to be played in an FC St. Pauli stadium. This ended with a 1-1 draw. In the return match on 16 February 2011 in the Volksparkstadion, FC St. Pauli won 1-0 through Gerald Asamoah's goal, it was FC St. Pauli's first win against Hamburger SV since 1977. Nevertheless, the club from the St. Pauli quarter relegated to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the 2010/11 season.
Source: "St. Pauli gegen HSV: Ekstase in der Hansestadt". Sport1 (in German). Sport1 GmbH. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
In the 2018-19 2. Bundesliga season, the Hamburg derby at the Volksparkstadion on 30 September 2018 resulted in a 0–0 draw. The second encounter was held at St. Pauli's Millerntor-Stadion on 10 March 2019 and ended in favor of the visitors 0-4. This was the first Hamburger SV victory in a FC St. Pauli stadium since 1962. The following 2019–20 2. Bundesliga season marked the first time since the introduction of the Bundesliga that FC St. Pauli won both derbies of the season, scoring 2-0 in each match. As Hamburger SV missed the promotion again with fourth place at the end of the 2019-20 season, there will be two more Hamburg derbies in the 2020-21 season. The first leg in Volksparkstadion ended with a 2-2 draw. In this game, HSV scored the first goals in a match against the Kiezkickers in their own stadium since the 2001-02 season thanks to a brace from Simon Terodde.